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Baylor’s Terrance Williams Named AFCA All-American

WACO (November 28, 2012) -- Baylor senior wide receiver Terrance Williams has been named to the 2012 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team, announced Wednesday by the American Football Coaches Association.

Williams is Baylor’s first AFCA All-American since punter Daniel Sepulveda was honored in 2006, and he joins Gerald McNeil (1983) as the only wide receivers in program history to be named AFCA All-Americans.

A Dallas, Texas, native, Williams is one of three Biletnikoff Award finalists. He leads the nation with 1,693 receiving yards and ranks sixth nationally with 89 receptions. He’s only pace to become just the second 2,000-yard receiver in NCAA history.

With one regular season game remaining, Williams has already broken the Baylor single-season receiving yards record, and he ranks second in single-season receptions, 19 behind former teammate Kendall Wright. Williams’ 12 receiving touchdowns on the season and 27 in his career both rank second in school history. He needs two receiving TDs to tie Wright’s single-season record and three to tie his career record.

Williams has gone over 100 receiving yards in eight of 11 games this season and has had at least 80 yards in every game. He’s also broken Baylor’s career record with 4,554 all-purpose yards, and with 1,707 all-purpose yards on the season, Williams is 65 shy of tying the Bears’ single-season record. He broke Baylor’s single-season receptions record and set a Big 12 record for receiving yards when he racked up 314 yards on 17 receptions on Sept. 29 at West Virginia.

Baylor (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) closes out the 2012 regular season at 11 a.m. Saturday against Oklahoma State at Floyd Casey Stadium.

2012 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team
Offense

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
WR Marqise Lee 6-0 195 So. USC Lane Kiffin Inglewood, Calif. (Serra)
WR Terrance Williams 6-2 205 Sr. Baylor Art Briles Dallas, Texas (W.T. White)
TE Zach Ertz 6-6 252 Sr. Stanford David Shaw Alamo, Calif. (Monte Visa)
OL Chance Warmack 6-3 320 Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)
OL Luke Joeckel 6-6 310 Jr. Texas A&M Kevin Sumlin Arlington, Texas (Arlington)
C Dalton Freeman 6-5 285 Sr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Pelion, S.C. (Pelion)
OL Jonathan Cooper 6-3 295 Sr. North Carolina Larry Fedora Wilmington, N.C. (Hoggard)
OL David Yankey 6-5 301 Jr. Stanford David Shaw Roswell, Ga. (Centennial)
QB Tajh Boyd 6-1 225 Jr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)
RB Kenjon Barner 5-11 192 Sr. Oregon Chip Kelly Riverside, Calif. (Notre Dame)
RB Montee Ball* 5-11 215 Sr. Wisconsin Bret Bielema Wentzville, Mo. (Timberland)

Defense

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
DL Jadeveon Clowney 6-6 256 So. South Carolina Steve Spurrier Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe)
DL Bjoern Werner 6-4 255 Jr. Florida St. Jimbo Fisher Berlin, Germany (Salisbury [Conn.])
DL Damontre Moore 6-4 250 Jr. Texas A&M Kevin Sumlin Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett)
DL Will Sutton 6-1 267 Jr. Arizona St. Todd Graham Corona, Calif. (Centennial)
LB Manti Te’o 6-2 255 Sr. Notre Dame Brian Kelly Laie, Hawaii (Punahou)
LB Jarvis Jones* 6-3 241 Jr. Georgia Mark Richt Columbus, Ga. (Carver)
LB C.J. Mosley 6-2 232 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Theodore, Ala. (Theodore)
DB Eric Reid 6-2 212 Jr. LSU Les Miles Geismar, La. (Dutchtown)
DB Dee Milliner 6-1 199 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Millbrook, Ala. (Stanhope Elmore)
DB Jordan Poyer 6-0 190 Sr. Oregon St. Mike Riley Astoria, Ore. (Astoria)
DB Phillip Thomas 6-1 215 Sr. Fresno St. Tim DeRuyter Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield)

Specialists

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
P Ryan Allen 6-2 215 Sr. Louisiana Tech Sonny Dykes Salem, Ore. (West Salem)
PK Quinn Sharp 6-1 205 Sr. Oklahoma St. Mike Gundy Mansfield, Texas (Summit)
AP Tavon Austin 5-9 171 Sr. West Virginia Dana Holgorsen Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar)

*-2011 All-American


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